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1970 Custom Treasure boat

A$  171,444*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 772-209-3903
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55' Aluminum Treasure Boat

Year:
1970
Length:
17m
Engine/Fuel Type:
/
Located In:
Fort Pierce, FL
Hull Material:
Aluminum
YW#:
81251-3690749
Current Price:
US$ 125,000 (A$  171,444) 

The RAINBOW CHASER is fully equipped to find and recover lost treasure. Two aluminum blowers can be lowered from the vessel's stern, over the propellers. When the boat is anchored and the engines running, the downward thrust of the prop wash blows a hole in the sea floor, uncovering artifacts buried by centuries of sediment.

This is a working piece of Florida History that was involved in some of the most storied treasure hunting in American history. She would be an excellent platform to continue marine archaeology, or convert to a spacious, bullet proof liveaboard yacht, or a ideal charter vessel for diving, fishing or cruising.  

HISTORY

The boat was originally designed to patrol the rivers in Vietnam. Ken White, owner of White's Electronics (manufacturers of Whites metal detectors), transformed this armor plated military green machine into a research vessel, fully equipped to find and recover lost treasure.

Ken's love of treasure hunting and diving led him to Florida's Gold Coast where he started wreck diving in search of the legendary Spanish fleet that sank in 1715. 

Working with Mel Fisher in the 80s and 90s, Captain White and crew recovered hundreds of valuable coins and artifacts, including the most sought after gold escudos. They also unearthed pieces of eight, pottery,swords and even a coral-encrusted flintlock pistol, still loaded!

 

 SPECIFICATIONS

56' Aluminum Hull

21' Beam

Twin 650hp Mann Diesels

2 Blowers for Treasure/Archaeology Exploration

Hydraulic Bow Winch

2 Hydraulic Stern Winches

4 Anchors and line

Twin Drogues

Fly Bridge with full controls

360 Degree Sonar

Side Scan Sonar

24 Mile Furuno Radar

Air Conditioner

Dive Platform

Freezer

2 Refrigerators (Electric and Propane)

Ice Maker

Washer @ Dryer

Head with Shower

Fuel Capacity: 1200 gallons in 2 saddle tanks

Water Capacity: 600 gallons

Water Maker

2 Generators

 

 





Call Rob to have a look at this piece of history today. 772.360.2255.



Please contact Rob Parks at 772-360-2255

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